Local History

18 August 2016

As far as Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine editor Sarah Williams knows, she isn't descended from royalty – but then royal connections aren't what she watches Who Do You Think You Are? for...


18 August 2016

With the Rio Olympics drawing to a close, Jayne Shrimpton explains how photographs of our ancestors at leisure can give us an insight into their lives

04 August 2016

FamilySearch has an incredible array of free resources – don't ignore it just because you don't have to pay for it, warns Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine editor Sarah Williams

28 July 2016

Some tips for getting more out of the internet has inspired Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine editor Sarah Williams to look for hidden gems for her research

21 July 2016

An article in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and a letter from a reader has prompted editor, Sarah Williams, to look at some of the sporting ancestors in her own family tree

19 July 2016

It’s always exciting to come across your ancestors’ holiday snaps, but what if you have no idea when they were taken? Rebecca Arnold offers expert tips on how to date them

01 July 2016

A century on from the Battle of the Somme, Jacqueline Wadsworth reveals how nervous British troops prepared for the 'big push' through their heartbreaking letters sent back home

30 June 2016

As we mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, editor Sarah Williams tries to find out if her grandfather was involved in the First World War's most notorious battle

23 June 2016

Seeing the queues of people voting in the EU Referendum this morning reminded WDYTYA? Magazine editor Sarah Williams about the value of historic electoral records

16 June 2016

Editor Sarah Williams delves into the recently completed British Red Cross database to find a WW1 heroine

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